All Fonterra farms will get a unique report about their biological emissions within 15 months.
LIC has been named as the Cooperative Business of the Year.
The Government has appointed Dr Alison Watters as new chair of AsureQuality Limited.
An AgResearch survey which found most New Zealanders would try eating insects does not surprise the country’s first locust farmer.
Meat consumption has dropped 20% in continental Europe and the UK in the last two-three months and it’s not all due to the summer heat, says the NZ red meat sector’s man in London, Jeff Grant.
Winter grazing of forage crops is very harmful to the environment, says an AgResearch scientist, Professor Richard McDowell.
Former Westland Milk chairman Pete Morrison says Yili’s new ownership represents a significant milestone for the former co-op and the start of a new era for the dairy industry on the West Coast.
Big staff rumblings, safety issues and the likelihood of yet another poor result are claimed to be unfolding at the Alliance Group.
Chinese dairy giant Yili says it will respect all contractual obligations to pay current and former milk suppliers of Westland Milk.
The intended chairman of Farmlands Co-Operative, Rob Hewett, expects to take over a business in good heart and well-placed for the future.
Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart is somewhat perplexed by recent claims and denies the co-op has problems with staff turnover, plant safety or profitability.
Pressure on farmers from climate change – both from the changing climatic conditions and reducing emissions – will only increase, says Primary Sector Council chairman Lain Jager.
The first hour on an orchard is more important for a worker’s employment prospects than anything in their life previously, says successful Whangarei grower Patrick Malley.
New technologies on the horizon were the focus of the recent Horticulture Conference 2019, says HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman.
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Robotics has moved out of the talking stage and into the early doing stages, says the chief executive of Plant and Food Research, David Hughes.
Could robots soon replace humans in picking fruit?
Red meat is unfairly a scapegoat in the fight against climate change, says a European academic.
The Government is paying another $4.7 million to keep the Telford farm campus going for another two years.
MPI’s director-general, Ray Smith, wants his staff to engage more with the rural sector.
Differences are publicly emerging between farmer leaders and DairyNZ over support for the Government’s policies on sustainability.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is setting up a ‘taskforce’ on the animal welfare issues of winter grazing.
Meat eaters shouldn’t relinquish all advocacies on animal welfare to lobby groups, says Freedom Farms general manager Hilary Pearson.
New National agriculture spokesman Todd Muller says he will spend time listening to the views of the primary industries.